About the Project

A teacher helping a student with an assignment at his deskThe Project on the Next Generation of Teachers is an ongoing research project addressing critical questions about the future of the nation’s teaching force.

Research shows clearly that teachers are the most important school-level factor in students’ learning, especially in schools serving students from high-minority, low-income communities. Research also shows that the quality of teachers varies greatly. Therefore, if all students are to have the opportunity to succeed, there must be a skilled and committed teacher in every classroom.The Project examines issues related to attracting, supporting, and retaining effective teachers in U.S. public schools.